Pieces of 53 crewed missing submarine wreckage were found in Indonesia. While it was announced that the submarine had sunk, the status of the crew remains uncertain.
There has been a new development in the search and rescue efforts initiated in Indonesia after communication with the 53-crewed KRI Nanggala-402 submarine broke down during the exercise last April 21.
It was determined that the submarine had sunk.
Indonesian Navy Commander Admiral Yudo Margono announced that fragments of the wreckage of the KRI Nanggala-402 submarine were found during the work carried out.
Parts believed to belong to the submarine at a depth of 850 meters were exhibited, while a bottle of grease, torpedo igniter and a piece of metal pipe were displayed.
Margano said that people who had previously served on the KRI Nanggala-402 submarine confirmed that some of the wreck belonged to the submarine, and that the grease bottle matched the one the crew used to lubricate the submarine’s periscope.
Margano also stated that they did not think that any explosion occurred in the submarine, and that the status of the crew was uncertain.
In addition to Singapore and Malaysia, the US-owned P-8 Poseidon reconnaissance aircraft are also participating in search and rescue efforts.
In the statement made by the Indonesian navy on April 21, it was stated that communication was cut off during exercise with the 53-crewed KRI Nanggala-402 submarine 60 miles off the island of Bali.
In the new statement made on April 22, it was stated that there was enough oxygen left in the submarine for 72 hours.